Warming myself up for today's game with Utah, I spent some time looking at the statistics of our last two losses. On the surface, the team's offense is down by 11 points from their average of the first 22 games. And on the surface, it looks like Solomon Hill is holding pretty much to his season average (12.5 points in the two losses vs 14.0 season average). You'd think the problem was all the other guys, wouldn't you?
But when I started looking at shot attempts and points per attempt, I realized that Solo is having a hell of a shooting slump, and then making up for it by jacking up more shots. By him taking more shots, all the rest of the team gets fewer. They are yielding a bit lower per shot, but not dramatically so, so Solo taking all these extra shots is also costing the team because they aren't able to get their shot.
I'm a believer that there are only so many shots a team can take in a game. At least until you dramatically change the rate and pace you play. So when one player starts taking a lot more shots, he'd better deliver. If a player is taking more shots and not delivering, the overall scoring offense gets killed!